Rape and House Break-in Cases Rose in 2009

14 January 2010
Kuala Lumpur

Of the six task forces announced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak last year, Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein was assigned the crime reduction task force with the goal of reducing street crime by 20 per cent by the end of this year.

Ismail reported that the crimes solved among the total reported last year increased to 47.4 per cent. This was 99,254 cases solved out of 209,417 reported. Property theft dropped by 5,149 cases but violent crime rose by 2,921 cases. Daytime house break-ins increased tremendously compared to the same crime committed at night.

Violent crime rose largely because of the 95 per cent increase in rape cases.

To achieve this year’s target, he said a second batch of volunteer policemen, some 1,533 of them, from Rela and the Civil Defence Department have started their duties at the 50 crime hot spots in the four states on Monday.

New Straits Times Online – Police solve 47pc of reported crimes

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One Response to “Rape and House Break-in Cases Rose in 2009”

  1. Yes, I remember my area where Iam staying now, was so peaceful since I first shifted in Year 2003 but recently, my area became the target of the intruder. All the while, I thought thieves will usually use roof but I never thought until this early morning, I heard noisy sound whereby intruder attempted to break-in through door, when most are still sleeping in the house! I know it is the responsibility rest on the citizen to be more vigilant but I hope police force will put in extra effort to do patrol, particularly at night. I believe with the proactive role being played by both parties, only we will be able to bring down the rape and break-in cases in Malaysia.

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